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A degree audit is an individualized report that lists how your completed courses and exams apply towards satisfaction of all University, College (including general education), and major requirements. It lists all coursework you have taken at UCSB (including UC EAP) and any courses taken at other institutions for which you were awarded credit. The requirements listed in your degree audit are based on your official declared major and catalog year. For more information on catalog year, please visit the UCSB General Catalog.
Degree audits contain information on specific major requirements (including major GPA requirements and major academic residency requirements). Progress checks include only University and College (including general education) requirements. Neither degree audits nor progress checks contain minor requirements; please consult with your minor department adviser if you wish to pursue a minor.
UC Santa Barbara makes every effort to ensure accuracy of all degree audits; however, the degree audit is not considered your official UCSB record (log into GOLD to view your record under the ‘Transcripts and Verifications’ link on the left-hand side). All undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to consult with their College and major department advisers on a regular basis to evaluate their degree progress. All UCSB students are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements as listed in the UCSB General Catalog.
Degree audits are available for a majority of undergraduate majors. A complete list of available degree audits and those coming soon is available here. At this time, students who are pursuing multiple majors are not able to run degree audits; however, you can still run a progress check in GOLD. Students in available majors can run a degree audit at any time through GOLD, (click on the ‘Academic History’ link on the left-hand side, then click on the blue ‘Degree Audit’ tab) using current, up-to-date information. If you have any questions on anything in your degree audit, contact your College and/or major department adviser immediately.
If you have an available degree audit in GOLD, the Office of the Registrar will use your degree audit as your official final degree evaluation when you become a degree candidate (see ‘Declaring Candidacy’ for more information). Your degree analyst will evaluate your complete UCSB record and when the evaluation is complete, he or she will archive a copy of your degree audit in GOLD for you to view. You will be notified by email to your U-Mail account when this is complete. Please make sure to view your archived degree audit promptly and read any associated notes that your degree analyst may have left for you. Your archived degree audit is available in GOLD under the ‘Academic History’ link on the left-hand side. Click on the blue ‘Degree Audit’ tab and then the blue ‘View Archived Audit’ tab. Click on the word ‘View’ to see your most recent archived degree audit.
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